I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to do the photography for my new-ish company, capturing construction, new techniques and post-restoration over time. It’s a great opportunity for me to get out and hone my own techniques and have my photos used for more than just taking up space on my own harddrive or publishing here for kicks and giggles. Here are a couple from a site we completed this past summer.
I haven’t been on my computer much in the past week or two, but I wanted to post these pictures from Kacey Musgraves on Valentine’s Day at Rams Head Live. “Follow Your Arrow” is one of my theme songs for 2015 and Cait and I sported little temporary arrow tattoos for the show. Since we were up on the balcony without a zoom lens, most of these are wide angle rather than up close, but I touched up the color a bit to give a better idea of just how punching it was. Of course, now that I’ve started my photography course, I already know at least 15 ways I could have improved these photos, and intend to do so at my next show!
I love concert photography. Love love love it. It combines two amazing things – live music and raw emotion. Artists let it all out, everything they are feeling, pouring it into their craft and to capture a single moment of it is an exhilarating challenge. I remember the exact moment I fell in love with the art – some time in the early-mid 2000s, I was taking photos for an ex-boyfriend who had designed the lighting for the summer Arts Fest concert for which Lit was the headliner. I couldn’t tell you a single song by Lit now, but I will never forget capturing the most perfect moment of the lead singer, wreathed by red and orange light, with his arms extended and head thrown back, completely in the moment in front of the crowd.
It took a long time, but I finally updated to a digital Nikon SLR from my old film Canon. I’m still learning the digital world but I can’t wait to fully immerse myself in it. Photography has been a passion for as long as I can remember and no matter whether it’s a point and shoot, an iPhone or some other type of media, I still love it. We went to Deep Creek, Maryland a few weeks ago and it was one of my first opportunities to really play around with the new camera. Everything here was shot on automatic with minimal or no Photoshop manipulation. Still a lot to learn before I move to fully manual mode!
3 years, 8 months. 11 months of working out of a truck and trailer, of breathing dust and concrete, of watching for green end up, of seeing finches and red tails and white tails and sunrises as a part of my daily routine.
Yes, we are in the last 5% of this race to complete – less than that. The road opens in exactly 12 hours minus 18 minutes. The past 3 and a half years of my life nearly dedicated to this project! A highway is not a girl’s dream job, but it has been remarkable what I have learned and seen. While I can’t wait to head back to the office and new projects and deadlines and people to work with, I have to reflect on all those days on site and those things that kept me going.
I’d like to share some of those things that the people racing along at 65 mph will never see or think about. My world.
I can’t believe I just uploaded the pictures from my camera. From Christmas. Jimminey….. (p.s. – my cat just snorted as she stretched. Hehe.)
This past weekend I was up in PA (shocker) and took a walk around City Island with TL to get out of the house and work off some of the thin mints I made. Without driving a long distance, it’s a good place to get close to the water.
La fiume Susquehanna. (Isn’t that a beautiful name for a river??)
I could have stayed longer, but the wind picked up and our stomachs were growling. And now I am oh-so-anxious for spring!!